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Sixth Form Entry

How to Apply to High Storrs Sixth Form:

  • Students at Sheffield Local Authority schools (including High Storrs), please complete an application on ‘UCAS Progress
  • Students at an independent school or from a school outside of Sheffield, please complete the Common Application Form (CAF), available as a download below, and return this to Sheffield City Council, not school.
  • Students applying for a guest subject, please complete the Guest Application, available as a download below. Please note you can only apply for a guest subject that is not offered at your main school, or if there is a clash. If your main school offers all your subjects, then you must take them at your main school. You must check the entrance requirements for subjects at guest schools carefully. For more information about the South West Learning Partnership (SWLP) please click the link in the menu above.

Useful documents for download 2016-17:

2016-17 Important dates:

  • Friday 29th January 2016: Initial closing date for applications to Sixth Form on ‘UCAS Progress’
  • Wednesday 24th February 2016: Offers made to external applicants by letter
  • Friday 11th March 2016: Deadline for accepting offers for admission to Sixth Form September 2016.  Note – It is important that all students meet the deadline for accepting or rejecting offers.
  • Monday 27th June and Tuesday 28th June 2016: High Storrs Sixth Form Preliminary Course
  • Thursday 25th August and Friday 26th August 2016: Sixth Form Enrolment 2016
  • Monday 5th September 2016: First day of term

Entrance Requirements:

We expect our post-16 students to show a genuine desire to continue in education. In order to be successful on a course of study we require students to have passed a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C or above; this must include English Language, and to have a sound background for their chosen course.  Please check additional individual subject requirements that may apply, carefully below.

A Level Courses 2016-17

Click on the subject title to link to the Subject Description. Subject presentations for 2015 are linked underneath the entry requirements, updated version for 2016-17 will be available after the Open Evening on November 3rd 2015.

Art and Design

Biology

Chemistry

Classical Civilisation

5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in Art. 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language, grade C in Maths, grade B in Biology (if studied) or grade B in  Additional Science or Further Additional Science.  Students should note that if you have a grade B at GCSE then you are likely to find the A Level course very challenging. Biology Presentation 2016 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language, grade B in Maths, grade B in Chemistry (if studied), or grade B in Additional Science or Further Additional Science. Students should note that if you have a grade B at GCSE then you are likely to find the A Level course very challenging. Chemistry presentation 2016 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in Classical Civilisation or Ancient History (if studied).

Dance

Economics B

English Language and Literature Combined

English Literature

 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in Dance. Applicants will be expected to have a background in a recognised dance technique which will need to be verified through the submission of video footage or an audition process.  During the course students will attend rehearsals/performances outside their usual curricular hours. Dance Presentation 2016 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language, grade C in Maths and grade C   or BTEC level 2 in Business (if studied). Economics B Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and English Literature at the Higher Tier. English Combined presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and English Literature at the Higher Tier. English Literature Presentation 2016

Film Studies

Geography

Government and Politics

Health and Social Care – Single

5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language. 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in Geography (if studied). Geography Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language at the Higher Tier. Government and Politics Presentation 2016 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language and grade C at GCSE or BTEC   level 2 in H&SC (if studied). Health and Social Care Presentation 2016

Early Modern History

Modern History

Latin

Mathematics

5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language at the Higher Tier and grade C   in History (if studied). Early Modern History Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language at the Higher Tier and grade C   in History (if studied). Modern History Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in Latin. Latin Subject Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and grade B in Maths. Students   are advised to discuss their suitability with their current Maths teacher. Maths Presentation 2016

Mathematics – Further

MFL French

MFL Urdu

Music

See Mathematics. Maths Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and grade B in French. French Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in Urdu. Urdu Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language, grade B in Music, grade V in instrument and able to read music  notation. Music Presentation 2016

Music Technology

Physics

Product Design 3D Design

Psychology

5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in Music. Music Technology Presentation 2016 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language, grade B in Maths, grade B in Physics (if studied), or grade B in Additional Science or Further Additional Science. Students should note that if you have a grade B at GCSE then you are likely to find the A Level course very challenging. Physics Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in a D & T   subject. Students must be committed to a time consuming project in both Y12   and Y13. Product Design Presentation 2016 5 grade A*-C at GCSE, grade B in English Language at the Higher Tier, grade C in Maths and grade C in Additional Science. Psychology Presentation 2016

RE Philosophy and Ethics

Sociology

Theatre Studies

5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language at the Higher Tier and grade C in RE (if studied). Philosophy and Ethics Presentaion 2016 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language at the Higher Tier and grade C in Sociology (if studied). Sociology Presentation 2016 5 grade A* – C at GCSE including English Language and grade C in Drama or Expressive Arts. Theatre Studies Presentation 2016

GCSE Resits

Good GCSE grades in English and Mathematics are important for progression into many further courses and careers.  Any student studying A Level courses who has not gained a Grade C or better in Mathematics will be required to attend lessons to prepare for a Maths re-sit examination.

In High Storrs School students are expected to pay for all examinations which they re-sit.  We only offer a GCSE re-sit in Mathematics.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  CHANGES TO LINEAR A LEVELS

The following subjects became ‘Linear’ in their assessment in September 2015.  This means that all examinations for the full A Level will be taken at the end of the two year course.

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics B (Business & Economics)
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The following subjects will become ‘Linear’ from September 2016.

  • Geography
  • French
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Dance
  • Theatre Studies
  • Music

All other subjects offered at High Storrs and within the SWLP will remain Modular if started in 2016; all subjects will become Linear by 2017.

Some students commencing courses as Y12 students in September 2016 will be following a ‘mixed programme’ of Linear and Modular courses.

The full A Level will assess content from both years of the course and will be examined in June of the second year of study (negating the AS qualification). Some Students MAY be entered for the exam in June in the first year of study leading to the AS award.

Please note that subject syllabus content in many subjects is still subject to review.  Subject specification information will be updated on the school website when the details of courses are finalised.  Students are advised to check regularly for updated information.

Choosing your subjects:

For Y12 & Y13 subjects, you must select a subject from each of the blocks, which are available to download below.  The blocks are colour coded to help you select subjects.

Choose one subject from each block, you must choose four subjects. 

For example, you could select:

  • Blue:  Biology
  • Red:  English Combined
  • Green:  Geography
  • Yellow:  Dance

The 2016-17 High Storrs blocks and SWLP block are currently available for download below.

Y12 HS Blocks 2016-17 updated 22/10/15

Y12 SWLP Blocks 2016 -27 updated 03/03/16

The blocks may change to meet significant student demand.  Obviously, this also means that students with choices that appear to work presently are not guaranteed their combinations will fit on the final timetable.  We will keep individuals informed promptly if they are affected by such developments.

Students may apply to be a Guest Student at either Silverdale or King Ecgbert  as part of the SWLP (South West Learning Partnership) if a subject is either not offered at High Storrs or there is a clash. Within the SWLP we guarantee that students who start Y12 subjects will always be able to complete their course, however this may be at one of the other schools. More information regarding the SWLP is available by clicking the link on the menu at the top of this page.

All students who enrol onto courses in September 2016 will be expected to show the required application to their course and to attend regularly. Support will be available from subject teachers and Form Tutors at all times, it is the responsibility of students to access and utilise this support. During the initial weeks, students will be monitored closely and if teachers indicate that students are not suitable for their chosen course they will be advised not to continue that course at High Storrs School.